Trade Policy

FAS works to create a global environment that’s conducive to free  and  fair  trade. We partner with other U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and U.S. stakeholders to remove trade barriers, negotiate and enforce free trade agreements, and establish international trade rules and standards that are transparent and predictable.

 

Data and Analysis

South Africa has suspended anti-dumping duties on poultry from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, and Spain for a period of twelve months, but the duties remain in place for U.S. poultry.
On April 29, the European Commission launched a public consultation on "legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques,"
Through its phased-in tariff reductions, the agreement will raise challenges for U.S. products including wine and spirits, cotton, pulses and beans, forest products, and tree nuts.

News and Features

Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh traveled to Bali Sept. 27-29 to attend the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, making the case for joint action on food security, climate, agricultural innovation, sustainable productivity growth, and closer global integration through trade.
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and the United States issued a joint statement following the conclusion of the 2022 APEC Food Security Ministers Meeting hosted by Thailand.
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh led a USDA trade mission to the United Kingdom June 22-24, joined by leaders from U.S. businesses, farm organizations, and state government agencies who worked together to open doors, strengthen...

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